Diamonds and Construction :: A Girl’s Best Friend

“You wore diamonds yesterday? You don’t wear diamonds to a construction site!”

These were the words that came out of my hubby’s mouth when I told him, in complete distress, that I had lost one of my diamond earrings a few weekends ago when we were at the building.

Why wouldn’t I wear diamonds at the construction site? I NEVER take them out! Let me just tell you what I’ve learned to accomplish while wearing my diamonds and pearls…:)

  • Painting – oh how we’ve painted! Building, trim, porch, railing, lights, ceiling, walls, inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs. If it stays still, it gets painted.
  • Sheetrocking – this was a learning experience. I must say, many things in the construction world I actually have a knack for, sheetrock not so much. Thank you to the professionals who swooped in to take care of the showroom!
  • Grinding – after the fantastic rain we’ve been blessed with in the last few weeks, we’ve found a few leaks in the building. Easy fix, right? Well, after about three hours of me grinding down the slab with a battery operated grinder (technical name? hmmm), then blowing it out with an air hose, THEN caulking the 80+ feet with NP-1, it was fixed. Note to self – NP-1 in your hair does not come out easily. :/
  • Operating Manlifts – I have done a little “getting to know my inner fears” lately while I’ve learned to operate a few different pieces of equipment. I will be the first to admit, I do not like heights. With that being said, after four full weeks of my wheels being 1) a 40′ manlift and 2) a 25′ scissor lift, I have gotten a little more comfortable above ground. Just a little.

In my opninio, the touch of diamonds and pearls have helped give me the edge over the other trades at the building. :)